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Warming Mung Bean Dahl

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Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 4 hours

Serves: 4

This power packed plant-derived meal is going to help reduce inflammation and assist in strengthening your immune system!

Mung beans are fantastic source of fiber and protein, they also help lower cholesterol and are full of antioxidants. These amazing beans also contain a range of phytonutrients that are not just considered anti-microbial but anti-inflammatory too. Along with the awesome benefits of the garlic, ginger and turmeric, this dish will help to increase immunity by fighting off harmful bacteria, colds and viruses all while reducing inflammation in the body.

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Warming Mung Bean Dahl

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 4 hours
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 cup mung dahl, split
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger peeled
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilatnro leaves
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayanne (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/12 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp ghee (or butter)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 2 cups mixed lettuce leaves
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 cucumber (sliced)
  • 1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • 1)
    1. Clean and wash the dahl. Place in slow cooker pot with the water. Mince the garlic and ginger, add to slow cooker along with cilantro leaves, ground turmeric and cayenne if using.
  • 2)

    Cover the slow cooker with lid and cook dahl on high for 4 hours, or until the mung dahl is tender.

  • 3)

    Just before serving add the salt and lemon juice, mix carefully in to the cooked dahl.

  • 4)

    Finely dice half an onion and mince 1 garlic clove. In a skillet heat ghee (or butter) until hot. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the cumin seeds, when the cumin seeds darken and are fragrant remove from heat and add to the cooked dahl.

  • 5)

    Prepare all salad ingredients and toss together in a salad bowl. Serve the dahl hot with salad and if you like a small serve of flat bread.


If you are wanting to ensure this recipe is vegan and/or dairy free simply substitute the ghee/butter with either coconut or olive oil instead.

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